If you are looking forward to getting admission in a leading college or a reputed PSU then GATE 2019 Exam is a brilliant opportunity.

However, GATE preparation demands a lot of hard work and dedication. The competition is high and you have to prepare really well if one wants to clear the GATE Exam.

In order to achieve success, you need to be prepared for the Complete GATE Syllabus as well as a well-knitted strategy.

Therefore, we bring to you the List of 13 Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering.

If you are preparing for the GATE Civil 2019 Exam, you should start your preparation. 

It is important to have a good preparation strategy, that includes learning theory, building concepts, taking tests and analyzing your performance.

This list of Must-Read Books for GATE Civil Engineering will boost your preparation.

Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2019

It is very important to select the books which are worth spending time. Selection of books will help you to fetch good marks.

This list of recommended Books for GATE Civil Engineering for GATE 2019 has been compiled by experts who have cleared previous GATE exams.

Details about Books for GATE Civil Engineering

1. I. Strength of Material by R.K.Bansal

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    II. Strength of Materials by U.C.Jindal

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It contains all you need to know about the subject in a detailed yet simple and easy manner. A large number of numerical problems from different B.E. degree examinations have been added with solutions at proper places.

Highlights, theoretical questions and many unsolved numerical problems with answers have been given for the students to practice at the end of each chapter.

2. Structural Analysis- Theory of structures by S. Ramamrutham & R. Narayan

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The book covers all the theory with detailed understandings. This book contains a large number of solved and unsolved problems for practice that resembles the exam questions.

3. R.C.C. Design- Reinforced Concrete Design by Devdas Menon & S. Pillai

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This book covers all the theory as well as the design problems in a very well manner with a good number of examples.

This revised edition follows provisions of IS 456:2000 as well as related current codes and the advanced development that have taken place in the field of Reinforced Concrete Design. 

Written for students and engineers, this book lays great emphasis on conceptual clarity through state-of-the-art coverage of all required topics.

4.  Design of Steel Structure by S.K. Duggal

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The book covers the topics in depth, yet at the same time in a concise and student-friendly way. The content has been arranged in a very organized and graded manner and ample amount of solved and worked out problems are given.

Limit State Design of Steel Structures presents the basic principles of structural steel design in a simple, practical and logical manner. It covers the fundamental aspects of analysis and design and also discusses practical requirements such as safety, feasibility and economy of structural elements.

It is hoped that the text would serve the undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practising civil engineers and consultants who need a review of current practice and IS specifications.

5. Environment Engineering – Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering v. 1 & Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering by S. K. Garg

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This book contains the theory with detailed explanation. Multiple choice questions are provided for each chapter. The book also has separate chapters that cover questions for Engineering Service Exams and the Civil Services Examination.

6. Soil Mechanics – Basics and Applied Soil mechanics by Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao

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The book provides a modern coverage of the engineering properties of soils and makes extensive reference to the Indian Standard Codes of Practice. The inclusion of about 160 short-answer questions and over 400 objective questions in the Question Bank makes the book useful for GATE aspirants.

Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics is intended for use as an up-to-date text for the two-course sequence of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering offered to undergraduate civil engineering students.

It provides a modern coverage of the engineering properties of soils and makes extensive reference to the Indian Standard Codes of Practice while discussing practices in Foundation Engineering.

Some topics of special interest, like the Schmertmann procedure for extrapolation of field compressibility, determination of secondary compression, Lambe’s stress—path concept, pressure meter testing and foundation practices on expansive soils including certain widespread myths, find a place in the text.

7. IHydraulics and Fluid Mechanics by Dr P.N.Modi, Dr S.M Seth

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    II. Fluids Mechanics in SI Units by Yunus Cengel

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The book contains the entire syllabus covering all the branches in very easy manner. It includes a large number of questions from different competitive examinations.

The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physical underpinning of processes and by utilizing numerous informative figures, photographs and other visual aids to reinforce the basic concepts.

8. Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo

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In this book, all the theory parts are covered very well with workout examples. A large number of unsolved problems are also there for practice.

9. Surveying (Vol. 1, 2, 3)  by B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain

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This book has every topic is comprehensively explained. It is accompanied by relevant examples of their practical use. Furthermore, they have included a wide range of numerical examples for the benefit GATE aspirants.

10. Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya

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The book explains all the theories, especially the hydrograph which is very important for GATE exams. It has examples that emphasize on the current water-resources scenario in India with updated statistical data.

This textbook is designed essentially to meet the requirements of an undergraduate textbook on Engineering Hydrology. The revised edition retains almost all the features of the earlier edition and further emphasizes on the applicability to field situations relevant to Indian conditions.

11. Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S.K Garg

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The book explains the techniques which are employed for development and management of water resources. This topic has been explained in a better manner.

Moreover, you need to practice General Aptitude & Verbal Reasoning for GATE 2019. You should practice last five to eight years GATE questions in order to prepare well.

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